This firm wine has a strong element of dry tannin that masks the fruit. It feels cool, fresh and rather hard now. It needs to age until 2015 when it will become a richer, fuller wine.
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.