This wine certainly is rich with powerful fruit. But it also has delicious, refreshing acidity that cuts through the ripe fruit flavors to give the whole wine a lift. It is best with food and will be even better at the end of 2014.
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.