Quite a stern wine, this reveals big, solid tannins to cover the concentrated black fruit flavors. It is foursquare and chunky, a foil for the blackberry fruits and acidity. Keep this wine for 10 years at least.
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.