A big, wood-aged wine, which at this stage shows considerable flavors from the Burgundy barrel aging. But then there's the fruit—red berries, cherries and sweetness—merging into what will be a soft, velvet wine. Give it 2–3 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.