Big and black-colored, this is a blockbuster in both looks and mouthfeel. It's dense, concentrated and packed with juicy fruit that's touched by a note of pepper due to the alcohol. It needs a few years to age, although it will always be an in-your-face wine.
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.