Dark and hugely tannic, this is a wine that is all about structure—black fruit and wood flavors give it a foursquare shape. At this stage, the dryness dominates, but given 3–4 years, the fruit will develop further.
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.