Structured with tight, dry tannins, this has a definite edge of austerity. The fruit is red berry, with cranberry dryness, showing a layer of pure juice and obvious acidity. The finish is long and smoky, with the acidity subsumed into tannins.
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.