Tasted just after bottling, the wood dominates. The fruit is there, of course, elegant and dense. Showing austerity, minerality, very expressive of the 2008 vintage, a wine that will take time to open out.
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.