The vintage and some extra age give this wine a warm, rounded feel. Behind this, the tannins are dry and dried fruit and smokiness are there. The wine is weighty, ripe and likely to be totally ready to drink in a year.
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.