Firm and tannic, this balances its structural components with rich red-berry fruits. The wine is dense, the ripe fruit bursts in the mouth. It does need aging and would be worth keeping for 3–4 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.