A powerful wine, packed with solid tannins, giving rich fruit over the hard, youthful structure. Black tannins and complex bitter chocolate and acidity suggest this is a wine that still needs time to knit together. The final is big and generous.
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.