A firmly structured wine, showing dark black fruits and a very mineral texture. The tannins are chalky, dusty, chewy. Along with all this tight structure, rich fruits are waiting underneath. Give it 4–5 years.
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.