Already showing signs of maturity, this is a full, ripe wine, with licorice and black fruit flavors, hinting also at coffee. The wood gives firm but dusty tannins, leaving an openness to the wine, along with an element of spiciness. The aftertaste is full and dry, with good acidity.
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.