Perfumed with new wood, this is a very rich and concentrated wine. The tannins are dominant—coming from both the grapes and the firm extraction—giving the wine a bitter chocolate and pepper character. It's a firm wine that needs to age over another 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.