The wine is lean, with more acidity than fruit. It does have a tannin edge that gives it structure but the fact the wine wasn't aged in wood means it lacks any depth. Drink 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.