This is a dense, dark tannic wine with firm, huge tannins and wood flavors. Big, solid and chunky, full of powerful, ripe, dark fruits and flavors of cocoa and liquorice. It should develop well over the next 10 years, and then mature for another 10 at least.
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.