Although initially austere, this wine then opens out well, giving a firm and structured character. There are spice, solid dry tannins and a fine layer of berry fruits, finishing off with lively acidity.
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.