This is a classic, but it just misses greatness. There is sweetness at the start and the fruit is very ripe, balanced by a layer of tannin. Very pure fruit with thirst quenching acidity.
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.