With its structured, mineral character, this is a serious, ageworthy wine. It has a sense of coiled power and steel and a dense, complex texture that brings out both its ripe, pure fruit character and its intensity. Age this wine for at least 5–8 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.