This is a firmly structured wine with a distinct tannic character to go with austere, mineral fruits. The wine is on the sour side, making it hard to love, although some juiciness does show through at the end.
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.