Big and ripe, the tannins well behind the rich fruit character. It is full in the mouth, offering bright spice, acidity as well as blackberry juice flavors. There is a stalky, drier edge to the finish.
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.