A balanced wine, showing the freshness of the vintage, this has a taut plum-skin texture and plenty of acidity. It has an edge of toast and spice and a stalky, smoky character.
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.