The attractive smoky flavor and red berry fruits come through strongly in this wine. It has some weight, with a wood flavor supporting the fruitiness and the dense core of tannins. It's worth aging 2–3 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.