Darkly tannic, this powerful wine has an austere, firmly dry character that will take time to soften, eventually showing both richness and a sense of structure alongside lush dark-fruit notes. Keep for five years and more.
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.