This is a dark purple colored wine, packed with tannins that come both from the rich fruit and new wood used in aging. It's still a young wine with black fruits showing strongly through the structure. Powerful and concentrated, it will age well over many years.
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.