This is a harmonious mix of firm, extracted tannins and dense fruit. It has a dark, hard edge at this youthful stage, suggesting this is always going to be a wine that is tough. At the same time, it has weight and richness to support the structure.
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.