A combination of austere tannins and ripe fruits produces a youthful wine. It's solid while the acidity and black currant fruit remains dominant. At the end, the wine is dry, firm.
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.