Rich and concentrated, this offers dense blackberry fruit and firm tannins that need to soften. With age, this wine's powerful fruit will develop as will its wood-aged character and depth of flavor. Give it 4-5 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.