A solid, ripe and tannic wine that is full of firm fruits, ripe berries and a strongly mineral character. It has some concentration and certainly dense tannins while also showing a fresher, licorice and black currant side. Drink now, but best wait until 2015.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.