A dark, brooding wine from superripe grapes. There is a lot of structure, though not much fruit at this point. Very dry and firm, with its richness coming from its concentrated tannins. This certainly needs to age, 5–10 years at least.
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.