Somewhat severe with a stalky fruit character that shows tannins as much as black currant fruits. Spice and a hard edge suggest a wine that is never going to be ripe.
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.