From late harvest, superripe grapes, this is a firm, tannic, intensely flavored wine. There are some stalky bitter red fruits as well as dense bramble flavors. This is a wine that needs at least 3 or 4 years to develop.
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.