Ripe and opulent, this is full of warm red fruits that are overlaid on a solid base of tannin. It's powerful and concentrated, and the wood aging is revealed in the form of a balanced touch of spice. It's ready to drink, though it could certainly age for another 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.