A finely perfumed, but also rough-edged wine, with acidity and very dry tannins. It is beginning to show maturity, the tannins edging out the fruit and chocolate flavors and old leather aromas coming through. Drink now.
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.