Big, warm and richly tannic, this wine has both power and intensity of fruit. The flavors are dark and solid, with some dryness, but also intense, sweet acidity. Sweet raisins go with the dusty tannins to evoke a warm, rich feel.
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.