Opulent and generous, this is one of Duboeuf's most charming wines. That is not to say it doesn't have structure balanced with the layers of red fruits, but it is the richness allied to a velvet texture that makes it so attractive. Give the acidity six months to calm down, and the wine will be ready.
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.