There are big tannins here on this rich, powerful wine, warm and ripe. There is a dry core, giving a dark, youthful herbal character, and the tannins along with final acidity. Although it is ready to drink, it also promises many years of aging.
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.