This is dense, with its tannins still working hard to restrain the vivid fruit that, while evident now, is waiting to really burst. Its blackberry flavor dominates and contributes to a fresh aftertaste. Age for 2–3 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.