Rather dry, this shows power rather than elegance. The fruit flavors are ripe, the tannins are very dense at this stage. It is marred by a hint of hard extraction.
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.