For its youth, this is surprisingly forward and fruity. It is concentrated, and it offers a ripe plum flavor, sweet tannins and attractive acidity. The structure sits behind the delicious fruit, which suggests that this wine is only for the medium term.
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.