Earthy aromas, with ripe plums and bitter cherries give way on the palate to a rather lean wine, dominated by tannins that cover dry fruit. This could develop, but it seems to lack intensity of flavor.
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.