Strong wood aromas follow through to the wood-dominated palate. The juiciness comes from wood as much as from the ripe apricot fruits. It's a wine that needs to integrate better, hopefully from 2015.
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.