This smoky wine has firm tannins and an intense core of dryness. It seems tough and perhaps without enough fruit. The future will see the tannins soften in this Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wine, but it's a question whether the fruit will be sufficient to balance the tannins.
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.