Its Grand Escolha (equivalent to a Reserve wine) label explains why this is a young, reticent and closed wine. With its firm fruits and tight tannins, it needs several years of aging to reveal what will always be a serious wine.
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.