Bursting with berry fruits and the driest of tannins, this is a very structured wine. Under that structure, there is ripe fruit, rich plum juice and lively acidity. Give the wine 2–3 years for its full, ripe potential to show.
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.