There is an earthy character to this wine. It gives a dry edge to the black fruits and crisp acidity. The wine has the tannins typical of the appellation although it also has a light herbal touch that is less attractive. Drink now.
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.