Big and fruity, with soft and ripe tannins, this has a strong juicy element, with blackberry juice and spice flavors that combine with the wood aging and lively acidity on the finish. It could be aged, but is ready to drink 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.