A big, rich blockbuster Merlot, this has dark raisins and black plum flavors that dominate the background tannins. Its power comes from the superripe fruit and the concentration of the structure. Age for 3–4 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.