Big and ripe, this has flavors of apricots and stewed green plums, with a fine zing of acidity. It shows weight and richness, with a taut, nervy outer shell that demands aging. Age this for 3–4 years.
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.