This is seriously dry, but not a serious wine. Its acidity, initially searing, parts to reveal crisp red berries and freshness. At the end, it has become sweeter, a light touch of sugar on the fruit.
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.