The wine develops slowly in the glass, closed at first and then bringing on ripe fruits and firm tannins. There is a definite dryness here, solid, textured and darkly structured. It is meant for aging, so don't drink before 2016.
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.