Firm and tight, with a layer of minerality over the dark tannins. The black currant and licorice flavors are just beginning to penetrate this tannic shell. The acidity is intense, giving the wine a fresh, almost crisp finish.
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.