This is an earthy wine that shows a rustic character. Still youthful, its fruit is obscured behind a dry, tannic, burnt-toast character. There is a future for this wine, as it should integrate with age, so don't try to drink until 2016.
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.