The first impression of this wine is that it is still very young. The fruit is full of primary tastes, raspberries and redcurrants. There are firm, smoky tannins, and very fresh acidity. But it is going to be a very fine, elegant wine when it comes together. Give it three years and it will have grown up.
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.