Too much wood aging gives this wine a burnt, dry character. Beneath this almost-bitter texture lie hints of ripe red fruits and acidity. Wait until 2016 and the wine may become more fruity.
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.