A solid effort, all tannins and dark texture at this stage. The acidity and dry tannins are firmly edged with black currant fruits. It will age and soften, but will always be on the dry, firm side.
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.