Big, solidly tannic, impressive wine, packed with brooding fruits, very firm. Flavors of dried plums, black berry juice and warm herbs combine to produce a wine that is powerful, concentrated, while retaining great balance. It is obviously for aging—give it 5–6 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.