Serious and tannic, this wine is slow to show its virtues. It does have black currant and plum juice flavors that are coming through the dense, dry structure. It needs to age, so don't drink before 2017.
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.