The acidity gives an almost citric tang to this closed, austere wine. There are attractive floral hints that give a softer edge. Dry, pushed by acidity and needing long-term aging.
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.