Rich, spicy wine with many flavors of new wood to go with the blackberry acidity and dark tannins. It is developing into a smooth and polished wine, ripe and, at the end, deliciously juicy.
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.