Lean, initially bitter, this is a firmly tannic wine. The berry fruits show freshness, but the dry tannins dominate. Of course, it's young, but the texture is too light for much development.
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.