Bitter cherries and perfumed aromas mark this as a typical Saint Laurent wine. There are definite tannins, with power and dryness. It should age well, as shown by the layers of acidity that push all the way through from the palate to the 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.