This is heavy on the wood, but it's so rich in fruit as well. An immensely concentrated wine that's powered by its dark tannins and flavors of ripe blackberry, loganberry juice and spice. The acidity is straight as an arrow, giving the wine good lift.
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.