An impressive wine, full of smoky fruit, concentrated black cherry flavors and rich acidity. It has a complete feel to it, the tannins well integrated into the heart of the wine. There is a final freshness, liveliness, but don't be fooled—age it for at least seven 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.