With the extra concentration from the low-yielding old vines, this is a dense wine, with its acidity contrasting the rich red fruit. It is round and smooth, with well-integrated tannins and a soft, fruity finish.
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.