A firm, initially austere wine that only shows its richness slowly. Obviously it needs aging, because the dark tannins show the huge potential concentration of fruit under the tigth structure. It's going to be impressive. Give it 5–6 years.
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.