Smooth and ripe, this has the warmth of 2009, with layers of spice, pepper and ripe apricot and lychee. The acidity hides underneath, masked by the rich structure.
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.