If you want power, here it is. This is a super-rich wine, with dense ripe black fruits. The concentration fits well with the acidity. The downside is a pepper and alcohol burn that needs to blow away.
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.