A big, impressive wine, smoky and juicy, the wood an important element in its youthful state. Blackberries, spice and black cherry flavors are there along with cocoa and broad tannins. It is a beautiful wine, for aging 4–5 years.
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.