Balanced but very firm, with dominant tannins, here is a wine with an angular feel to it. The tannins give a meaty character as well as laying alongside the plum skin flavors. It is dry, with some definite acidity.
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.