The wine seems lean, severe with plenty of tannins but not yet enough fruitiness. There are hints of black currants and definitely plenty of acidity. The dry extraction leaves a wine that's gasping for breath.
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.