Very mineral and structured, this is a wine that needs aging. The tannins at this stage are firm, dry, dense, forming a solid core. Around this floats the red cherry and red currant fruit flavors, just sweet and lifted by acidity, Give it at least five years.
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.