Big, bold, tannic wine, very spicy and leathery in character. Dark plums and a solid, chunky character are given a further boost by the dense and concentrated texture, and spice and acidity. The wine needs aging for 5–6 years more.
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.