The wine is ripe and very full in the mouth. With tannins that are enveloped by rich black fruit, it is already drinkable. Dense plum and strawberry flavors are generous, with a touch of pepper. It is ready to drink.
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.