An austere, tannic wine that will need a few years to develop. It has solid tannins that are layered over the fresh berry and currant fruits. A smoky hint gives the wine extra character.
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.