All ripe fruit and cushioned tannins, this is a dense, very fruity wine. It is a powerhouse of richness and solid structure. Concentrated, with a touch of bitterness, it could age until 2016, but is drinkable with its fruitiness now.
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.