Fermented in open stone lagars, this wine shows a smooth, rounded and very rich character. Sweet wood flavors suggest vanilla, while the tannins are fine, dense and attractively spicy. The aftertaste, with juicy black fruits, adds balance to the wine. Drink now.
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.