While it certainly is tannic, the wine also has bold fruit, full of black berry and sweet jam flavors. That makes this balanced, although when the tannins are going to soften is unsure. Decant before serving.
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.