This is a young, firmly tannic wine with its solid, dry structure still dominating the ripe fruit. It's concentrated and dense with a dusty texture giving both weight and the ability to age. With Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, this is a wine that will go several years.
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.