This wine is all about potential. At present, with the powerful tannins and layers of wood, the fruit is only showing early signs of richness. But over time, this is going to develop into a superb wine, powering through from the tannins to enormous, concentrated dark fruits and layers of herbal flavors.
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.