This dark-hued wine is a black fruit bonanza, concentrated and solid. It also has ripeness, herbal flavors, aromas of leather and packed, tight tannins. Designed for aging—nothing less than five years will do.
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.