Showing the earthy character of the grape, this is a densely tannic wine, with power, concentration and a rich black-plum flavor that's laced with acidity. Structured and firm, it needs another few 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.