A very soft style of wine, perhaps lacking distinctive character, but offering attractive ripe red fruits. There is some minerality, and the acidity is obvious, especially in the aftertaste. It is missing flesh and weight and should be drunk now.
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.