An opulent, ripe wine, with smoky, tobacco aromas, black and red fruits, and tannins cushioned by the richness. The contrast here is the acidity that keeps the wine buoyant and fresh. It's ready to drink.
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.