A hugely ripe wine, balancing dense tannins against packed fruits. Initially tough, this does open into a richly flavored wine, boasting real Pinot Noir perfumes and juicy fruit to go with the structure. Keep for 4–5 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.