Very dry, this wine is firmly tannic, with the potential for great swathes of juicy fruitiness. It's currently developing beyond its youthful dryness and just beginning to reveal black-currant fruit. Give it another 2–3 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.