A dry, very firm wine, currently dominated by hard tannins. Woody flavors and a dense texture are present characteristics, with the fruit less in evidence. It could soften, because there is a hint of juiciness at the end.
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.