This dark wine spent 15 months in wood, broadening the fruit, giving it ripeness. There is a strong line of tannins here, bringing out a dry core, but the black berry fruits remain very present. The final has spice, pepper and a tang of acidity.
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.