The wine is tannic and structured, with a dry character that masks the juicy black currant fruits that are there at the back. It shows its wood aging in spice and toast. The wine is ready to drink, although it will always be tannic.
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.