The long, 38-month wood aging has produced a ripe, heady wine with some juicy, tarry fruit. Sweet and dry tannins combine with powerful ripe, dark fruits but the overall aftertaste is of dry wood and fruit tannins.
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.