Superripe wine that wears its high alcohol easily. The fruit is so rich, with its plum and blackberry flavors, opulent and generous. There is a dark core of tannins that shows slowly through all the intense fruit, promising good aging. Keep for 4–5 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.