This is a ripe and juicy wine, with smooth tannins and a spicy, aromatic range of flavors. Pepper notes from the high alcohol gives a hot feel, however the acid structure works to bring the wine back in balance. 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.