You want big, bold flavors, plenty of spicy wood? It's all here inside the heavyweight bottle. In fact, the spice is the most dominant character, flavors of grated nutmeg going right over the dark, closed tannins and big, brooding fruit. Give it 2–3 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.