This is a dark wine, perhaps more elegant than powerful. The currant fruit flavors drive through with prominent acidity, trailing tight tannins and smoky wood. More weight would have been welcome.
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.