Ripe, round, soft and juicy, this is already attractive and drinkable. It has firm tannins, yet these are cushioned by the sweet black fruits and the lift from the acids. Drink now, or hold this for another year.
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.