This is an impressive, powerful and age-worthy wine, with dense tannins that are layered with black fruit and cut with acidity. The 16-month wood-aging regimen shows in the wine's rounded character. Age for 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.