While it has lost its primary fruit, this wine has gained richness, toastiness and structure. Caramel and almond flavors stand out from the firm texture and the concentration. It is a complex wine that has weight and ripeness. Drink now.
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.