Wood aging gives a powerfully toasty edge to this wine. It goes with the rich fruit to produce a wine that is full and structured. The combination with the ripe black fruits promises aging ability.
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.