A solid, firmly tannic wine, it has swathes of fruit that are showing richness. Spice, a warm texture and a fresh aftertaste make for a wine that is ready to drink, ripe and fruity.
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.