Structured and, very firm, hinting at the black fruit potential. This solid, foursquare wine, is chunky but not without some elegance. The dry tannins come through strongly on the dense finish.
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.