This structured, dark, brooding wine is closed up at this stage. It's a wine with serious tannins, powerful spiciness and plenty of concentration. A dry core is surrounded by the fruit, hinting at potentially rich texture.
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.