Soft, dusty-textured wine that shows blackberry and black currant fruit flavors, along with a dry, firm core of tannins. The edge initially shows some bitterness, but then the wood comes through. Drink now or until 2010.
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.