This big, ripe wine is well polished with a juicy, fragrant character from the spiced plums. The wood aging has resulted in deceptively soft tannins, and the delicious black fruits are still upfront. This wine could age for 2–3 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.