Hugely dry, tannic wine that is going to need several years aging. But the structure and balance are there, along with dark berry flavors, mixed with a firm, mineral character. This is powerful stuff.
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.