A powerful wine with aromas of coffee, spice and smoked meats. With its huge rich red fruit flavors and dense sweet tannins, it manages to combine a sense of structure with piercing pure fruit. It will age well, and a corkscrew shouldn't even go near this bottle for another three to five 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.