Dense tannins are well balanced with blackberry and sweet black cherry fruits. This firm, open and generous wine does show a dry core, while concentrating more on its final juicy character. Drink now and over the next few years.
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.