The smooth oak aging is a major element in the success of this elegant wine. While it has rich, polished black fruits and a strong tannic core, it also has a licorice character. It is now maturing, ready to drink as a serious, complex wine.
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.