A firmly tannic wine, bringing out its cool climate origin. But the wine does have weight and the potential for showing black fruits and dark-plum skins, as well as a dry character. Keep for another year.
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.