This is a full-bodied and very ripe wine. It is dry, but has layers of sweet fruits, gentle tannins and suggestions of the wood aging. With spice, some herbal character and great fruitiness, it's ready to drink.
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.