Beautifully perfumed, this is full of ripe tannins and generous fruitiness. From a single vineyard with old vines, the wine is structured, dense and so concentrated. It shows how Baga can develop when handled by a master, with its black plum fruits and great future. Drink now, but the wine will continue to develop at least until 2017.
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.