Fresh mulberry and blueberry fruits with a mineral edge give this structure and freshness; layered with firm, dry tannins. The acidity accentuates the juicy, chewy flavors. It could be drunk now, but 2–3 years aging will soften those tannins.
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.