Currently this wine is much too dominated by wood. There is some dark, tarry fruit, but the wood is ever-present. Buy this wine if you like wood flavors, the question is whether the fruit is powerful enough to come through.
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.