The high alcohol gives the wine great richness while still keeping balance. Warm plum jelly and blackberry flavors are well integrated with the wood and spice. With its richness as well as tannins, it should age over 3 years or more.
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.