Dark berries dominate here, but there is also an intriguing edge of tight spiced minerality. With its strong acidity and important tannins, this is always going to be a wine with an austere side. But the weight is all there, as is the final black berry 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.