The wine has a hard extracted edge, with bitter tannins that are dominating the fruitiness. It needs to soften and bring out the berry fruits, although the wine will always have a tough character.
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.