With a metallic aroma that follows through to the palate, this tight wine is all about texture and not much about fruit. Mineral and concentrated, it might round out, but is always likely to be firm in character.
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.