Well structured, strongly laced with wood, this is a full-in-the-mouth red, very berry and cherry. Its ripe fruit opens gently to give a concentrated finish. Age for another year, but very drinkable now.
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.