Aged in half and half French and American oak, this intense wine has aromas of violets, spice and flavors of black fruits. It has more power than elegance, but it still has class from the balancing tannins, acidity and dry fruit flavors. Age for 5 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.