Well balanced, bringing together its firm, youthful tannins with ripe jammy fruits and great swathes of spice and chocolate. It needs aging, but it is an impressive wine.
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.