A mature wine that has austerity and a severe countenance that is comes from the dry tannins. Secondary fruit flavors are now dominating, giving some juiciness but also a leathery texture. Drink now or over the next few months.
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.