A spice note meshes with the tannins and black currant acidity in this elegant wine. The fruit is bright and juicy; the tannins still firm and will likely always lend an edge of severity. Age for 2–3 years.
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.