Dark, spicy and dense, the wine feels as though it has been worked too hard during winemaking. There are dark chocolate flavors, and a bitter character. It could soften, although it is likely to remain tough.
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.