This is structured and rich with ripe fruits as well as some firm tannins. There's a cool feel to it, mineral in texture with a juicy finish. The tannins give an ageworthy character to the wine, so age for at least six 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.