With six years' aging, this is a delicious, soft and mature wine. The fruit and acidity have been subsumed into a balsam and spice flavored wine, with a touch of mint and sweet chocolate. It is delicious now, not for aging further.
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.