A big, sweet, fruity wine, with ripe tannins, mint and chocolate flavors from the wood aging. It is rounded, polished, full of black plums, spice and finishing with balanced acidity. Keep for 3–4 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.