This 2003, with its hot year provenance, shows lush fruit, chocolate flavors, and a long, superrich spicy aftertaste. What it does miss is acidity, suggesting it is a wine that will age relatively fast. But for those who like denseness and power, this is one to go for.
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.