A solid, rich wine, packed with sun-drenched black- and red-berry fruits. It's firm, with the tannins still dominant. Spice, pepper and wood flavors add complexity. It's a wine for aging over the next 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.