Unctuous-textured wine, opulent, with impressively ripe fruit, this starts powerfully and continues that way. The big spicy dried fruits are right up front, with a dry core of tannins at the center. A fine, rounded wine, just freshened with some finishing acidity.
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.