With its smoky wood, rich while elegant fruit and strong structure, this is a wine for serious aging. It has all the right elements with the dense tannins, black plum skin fruits, complex texture and wood flavors just showing through. Give this powerful wine until 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.