This wine is all structure. It tastes as if it has been over-extracted, with a bitter edge and concentrated tastes of burnt wood. It is dark with only hints of any fruit. Keep it for several years and it may come round.
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.