Lovely, ripe, mature fruit underlies great toffee richness, a serious amount of wood tannin and acidity. The flavors are of old caramel and dark brown sugar. This is an impressive wine that balances age with continuing freshness.
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.