A firm, properly tannic wine, with good dense structure and some powerful black berry fruits. The acidity shoots through the fruit, giving a delicious early juiciness. The tannins promise a good development - worth keeping.
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.