Mushroom aromas signify the maturity of this wine. It is now smooth, ripe and rich, while also very dry. Firm tannins are integrated, allowing plenty of room for the black fruits to register. There is no need further to age this juicy wine.
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.