Still young, this rich and full-bodied wine is densely packed with red currant and bitter-orange fruit. Along with the fruit, there is a flinty, crisp edge that comes from the bright acidity. It needs at least two years to come together.
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.