An intense, dense wine that brings together huge tannins, dark fruits and great concentration. Still young, it has a brooding character from the firm tannins and richly juicy fruit. It needs several years to come together, so don't drink before 2017.
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.