Big, solid, tough wine, packed with dark toast-laden tannins. The fruit has weight as well, plum skin and black cherry juice with balanced acidity. This is a powerful wine that needs aging for 6–7 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.