Still very closed up, this austere wine has distinct aging potential, with its taut character, apple skin texture and hints of wood. It will need 3–4 years to show its best.
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.