There is power here, but it is hidden behind an exterior of sweet fruit. The black plum juice freshness fronts dark, dry tannins, a core of steel. The ripe fruit is already delicious, but those tannins shows this dense wine's aging potential.
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.