There are plenty of tannins here, in a wine that has as much dark chocolate as fruit. The acidity, jammy plums and dusty texture circle around the more bitter core, but finally give a well-balanced wine. Screwcap.
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.