This is a firmly structured wine that also has a good balance of ripe black fruits. It's concentrated, layering ripe acidity with a dry core of tannins. There's great potential here, but the wine that needs to age for six years and more.
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.