This is a serious wine, but still young. It has a strong, tannic element that powers through with dark fruit and acidity. With wood aging, a dry core and weight, this is a dark wine, ready for aging over the next 4–5 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.