Firm and tannic initially, but followed by bright black berry and red plum skin fruit flavors. The wine is big and burly, the acidity crisp and fresh. Tannins come back on the dry finish.
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.