Structured and solid, this is a dense wine, rich in tannins and a dark structure. Under this firm shell, there are plenty of fragrant red berries touched by cherries. The intense fruitiness will develop, as will the weight of the wine.
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.