Emphasizing the stalkiness of Cabernet Franc, with some smoky flavors and tight, dry tannins, this wine needs a few more months to bring out the berry fruits underneath. The balance, though, is potentially good, with fine fresh acidity.
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.