Very young, this firm and dense wine is terroir-driven. Strong minerality and black fruits are sustained by tense tannins and a satisfyingly rich fruitiness. The acidity at the end brings out the freshness of the reds in 2012.
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.