Velvet-textured wine, smoothed by wood aging, the black fruits pushing through the layer of dusty tannins. It has a feeling of power and concentration. It could well age another 2–3 years or more. A step up over previous vintages.
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.