Sweet, jammy fruit with spice from wood aging give a rich and soft wine, packed with ripeness, red cherries and blackberry. At this stage, the wood is major, and needs time to integrate.
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.