With its dusty tannins and tarry black-fruit character, this is a firm and structured wine. It has a juicy berry flavor, yet it's absorbed into the structure. With all this density, it's a wine for aging over at least four years.
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.