There is some good weight here, with the fresh acidity balanced by ripe plums and black cherries. With its touch of dry tannins and spice, this looks likely to age well over the next year.
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.