Hugely perfumed, this also boasts a big, chewy tannic structure, as befits a wine that should age. The flavors are of dark fruits with a hint at leather. The acidity at least is fresh, although there is bitterness on the finish.
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.