Firm and dry, this is a distinctly tannic wine. Weight and a strong sense of structure offer a firm base to the youthful berry and plum skin fruits. There's a tight, dry finish.
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.