Tannic and structured, chunky in style and texture. There are smoky flavors, acidity, berry fruits and black cherries as well as richness. There is a certain severity here, the wine passing through a firm stage before developing further complexity. Age for another six 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.