Ripe and sumptuous, this is a richly tannic wine, impressive for its weight and power. It has a very dry core, hard and solid at present, while the fruit is concentrated ripe berries and plums. This seems like it will age for decades.
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.