This is ripe, spicy and red fruited, packing considerable fruitiness from the flavors of juicy berries and the comfortable bed of tannins. With its acidity and bright finish, it could age 2-3 years, but is ready to drink now.
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.