With its great black fruits, this is a big wine that shows new wood and an edge of tarry flavors. It's tough now, solid and compacted. The fruits are dark and heavy, brooding, demanding attention and time.
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.