Still firmly tannic, this is a wine that needs aging. It has weight and a dry core to go with its rich dark cherry and red berry fruits. There is also a fine juicy element that pushes right through the tannins. Keep for a year.
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.