Red fruits are the focus here. What gives the wine an extra dimension is the firmer, youthful, tannic texture. This gives a strong sense of structure to the attractive cherry flavors. Keep for a year at least.
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.