This is a sophisticated, richly textured wine that offers spice and solid tannins that are smoothed out by the wood aging. It's complex rather than powerful, with a concentrated, juicy richness on the finish. Give this fine wine at least 4–6 years to mature. Glass stopper.
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.