Ripe and smooth, it has a rich wood taste that has rounded the berry fruits, giving a mint touch along with fresh, juicy acidity. Only towards the end do the tannins show more strongly. The wine is ready to drink.
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.