This is more herbal than other recent vintages from Waterford, a stalky Cabernet style. The tannins are firm, dry and solid, the fruit leaning towards hedgerow black fruit flavors. It is ready to drink now, and delicious.
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.