Aged for a year in wood, this powerful, complex wine has big, burly black-fruit flavors that come with a well-integrated toast character. It will certainly age and, despite its fruitiness, it shouldn't be consumed for at least four 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.