There's a core of solid, dry tannins that dominate this wine. But, as with so many 2004s, there is also a delicious, almost ready-to-drink freshness, emphasizing the juicy fruit flavors.
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.