This is a great, solid, chunky wine, with aromas of dark plums and violets. The open fruit is rich, tarry, with dark, dusty tannins and vanilla flavors underneath. It was aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak.
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.