This is a powerful wine, driven by fruit and dark, firm tannins. It has a solid, chunky character, although that is balanced by the black plum and berry fruits and serious acidity. Both for its weight and its structure, it should age for several more 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.