A ripe, fruity, red-cherry flavored wine, this is attractive already. It has a rich, smoky texture as well as layers of fruit and acidity. With the edge of tannin in the back, the wine could age further, although there is no real need. It's ready to drink now.
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.