A rich layer of ripe red plums characterizes this wine immediately. The fruit is spiced with wood, but dominated by fresh acidity, followed by tight tannins and a youthful brightness. Give it 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.