This is a light wine, although one that preserves the structure of the vintage. Between the firmer tannins, there are juicy red cherry and berry fruits. The 20-year old vines give a touch of concentration to the solid structure.
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.