A very firm wine, layering acidity, black currant fruits and dense tannins. It currently is dominated by its acidity and structure, needing several years to open out. But it's all there, a powerful, perfumed and textured wine.
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.