Huge, darkly tannic wine, very dry with bitter chocolate and licorice flavors. The black, brooding fruit powers through the layers of tannins, finishing with blackberry acidity. The concentration is palpable, the finish still running on all cylinders.
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.