Big, opulent and round, this is a superrich wine that manages to keep its sense of proportion through a rocky, stony interior structure. The tropical fruits, yellow peaches and apricots go with a powerful dose of pepper, leaving richness to finish.
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.