Here's a great juicy wine, with rich fruit flavors. It has flavors of blackcurrant and other black fruits, with spices and bitter chocolate. There are dry tannins from the 12 months' wood aging. From the single vineyard Les Lauves, it leaves a great spicy, toasty aftertaste.
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.