If you want power and concentration, look no further. But what is also good about this wine is the velvet texture of ripe berry and cherry fruits, with the tannins fitting round like a tight glove. It is obviously going to age well—over 4–5 years and more.
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.