An impressive, rich wine, the ripe tannins and dark, dense black fruits all giving a feeling of opulence. This has power and solidity, and looks set to age well. Schloss Halbturn was once a summer home of the Austrian imperial family, hence the name of the wine.
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.