Great power, delicious fruit and dusty tannins are all present in an elegant parcel. This is an impressive wine, with a balanced structure and texture. And the fruit is so ripe, so seductive without going over the top. Drink in 2012.
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.