Ripe, soft and beautifully perfumed. There's density, but aims more for the sweet, blackberry jam style. Only towards the aftertaste is there a layer of dry tannin. Drink now or hold 10 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.