This wine is ripe, full of fruitiness and already well balanced. Solid tannins are integrated into crisp cherry fruits that go with the fragrant acidity. All the elements are neatly there to give a wine that's ready to drink.
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.