Initially, this seems soft, big but gentle. Only slowly do the tannins come through, and even then they are only part of the supremely rich wine. It has concentration followed by chunky fruits, finished with almost jammy sweetness. Obviously appealing now, those tannins will see it age well.
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.