This is a densely tannic wine that's very firm and young. It has weight, a dark structure and concentration along with blackberry fruits, bitter chocolate and a mineral streak that brings out the acidity. There is a strong case for aging this wine for five years and more.
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.