With a color more red than gold, this is an intensely rich wine, with flavors of jellied plum, honey and bottled cherry. The tannins give the wine structure as well as sweetness and richness. In the end, acidity offers a pleasant counterbalance.
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.