With richness and the warm 2009 vintage, this wine shows pepper as well as green plum and fresh currant fruits. There is a fine density of texture, giving the wine some power as well as richness. Age for 2–3 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.