While initially the fruit seems tight and stalky, there is also a rich layer of spice, black currant and balanced wood flavors. Acidity is prominent, but it fits well into the fruit. For medium-term aging.
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.