From its bright purple color, this is obviously a young wine. It has all the tannins and suppressed juiciness of youth, a dry core over the freshest red plum flavors. The wine is worth aging for 2–3 years, as its terroir-driven structure softens.
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.