This wood-aged wine shows as much fruit as wood. It's complex and dense, with wonderful acidity and sweet raisin fruits that give richness. Acidity gives the wine a lift, but it's the aromas and silky texture that have the last word.
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.