This is lighter than the 1995 Crasto, perfumed and fresh. The elegant black fruits are highlighted by acidity and sweet tannins. Some sweetness shows through initially, but it is balanced by a dry aftertaste.
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.