An impressive, barrique-aged wine. This is very rich and intense, full of flavors of spice, ripe melons and caramel. This is a wine for aging—try it again in 4 or 5 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.