Dark and dense, it contains a powerful tannic structure as well as underlying ripe blackberry fruits. It's rich and complex, with a mineral edge and impressive ripe fruits. With its tannins, it does need to age before drinking, so wait until 2016.
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.