This is a solidly structured wine, with dry tannins that power through the acidity and black currant flavor. There is a sense of concentration, and the juicy acidity layers over the dark, dense 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.