Firm and dry, dark and dense, this wine has intense concentration and hard tannins. It feels heavily extracted, giving a bitter, burnt edge. The aftertaste just hints at potential juiciness.
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.