Very rich, but the wine also has a good steely edge to it, a texture of fruit skins to go with the ripest apricot flavors. It rolls satisfyingly around the mouth, a concentrated burst of fruit that, as with the steeliness, ends with crisp acidity. Imported by Boisset America.
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.