An impressively rich, firmly tannic and dark wine. It shows less of the Cabernet Franc perfume than of its strong structure and black currant fruits. There is an austere line of minerality that shows the wine's youth. Keep this wine for 4–5 years.
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.