Made using fruit sourced from the high-elevation Haute-Serre estate, this wine is surprisingly elegant despite the high alcohol. It has a fresh blackberry flavor, with acidity that's balanced by the stewed-fruit richness. The tarry texture and firm tannins all promise long-term aging.
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.