This wine is firm and tannic, with a dark, bitter edge. It needs to age, because at the moment, the dry tannins are dominant. There are flavors of ripe cranberries, blueberries and dried figs, which are still working to assert themselves against the dry core.
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.