The dark purple color, the huge, solid tannins and new wood flavors make this a powerful but still elegant wine, produced by the Symington family in partnership with João van Zeller. A layer of dryness gives structure to the powerful, concentrated young fruit. —R.V.
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.