With good tannins and acidity, this wine has potential for improvement. Sulphur notes still show prominently at present, giving the palate a bitter character. Once it blows off with age, however, this will be an attractive wine. Give it two years.
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.