There's a great structure here, and the wine is rich with prominent, firm tannins. It has the long-term potential to be an impressively structured wine, with the fruit balancing it out.
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.