The wine is dry, not showing much fruit. It has a hard, bitter, extracted edge that is tough and firm. The wine could develop, although the dry texture is likely to remain.
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.