This ripe, juicy and fruity wine has plenty of tannins, although they have easily integrated into the black fruits and fresh acidity. The wine is already surprisingly balanced, so although it will improve with age, it can be enjoyed now.
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.