There is a bitter edge to this wine. Spice and tight acidity give a nervy, taut character. At the same time, fresh apple and citrus flavors come through. Give this wine until 2016 to soften.
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.