Tense and tannic, it's very dry initially, before opening up to show its rich blackberry and plum flavors. The structure is impressive with wood spice layered with tight fruit tannins. Worth aging for 3–4 years.
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.