Firm and solid, this wine is more tannin than fruit at this stage. It does have some weight and acidity to it, showing potential for blackberry fruitiness with age.
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.