This is a structured wine with both rich black fruits, and a dry core. It has a mineral texture and is chewy and dense. At the same time, the wine has weight and a dark, brooding sense of aging potential. Give it 5–6 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.