Meaty aromas are followed by a bacon flavor on the palate. The wine is closed and firmly tannic, suggesting only a hint of fruitiness. It has an austere side that is not likely to fade.
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.