This is a solid wine that has a mineral edge and some austerity. At the same time, it has weight that will stand it in good stead as it develops. Very dry, but with a streak of juiciness.
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.