Despite its bitter edge, this is a warm wine, bursting with red berries and fresh acidity. A good, dry core of tannins promises some aging. On the finish, a layer of well-judged wood joins the solid fruit.
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.