This manages to be rich, smooth, complex and full bodied without losing any of its fruitiness. The tannins are enveloped by its ripe, generous texture. Worth aging a year, but you can also drink it now.
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.