Dark fruit dominates the wine. A ripe, dark and brooding texture gives this wine a fine sense of power. But it is also full of upfront fruit that powers through the sweet tannins, finishing with a touch of acidity. —R.V.
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.