There is an austere initial feel to this impressive wine, driven by its firm tannins and tight texture. It is dense and concentrated while also having black currant fruits that underly this intense structure. It certainly needs aging for several 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.