This wine feels big and burly, its tannins powering through the fruit. It has a strong structure, firm black plums, the acidity giving a lift to the weight of dark fruits. It needs aging, over the next 4–5 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.