The tannins here are fine, dusty almost, giving the wine a softer core than is normal for this vineyard. Around the tannins, the jammy blackberry fruits give a sweet side to the flavors. Rich and soft.
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.