Dry, structured and tannic, the wine has some of the juicy fruit of the year and as much of the vintage's leaner, more austere character. It has edges of wood aging and firm tannins, but the fruit needs another year or two to show through.
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.