Great bursts of red fruits come strongly through the tannins of this powerful and structured wine. It's fruity and ripe, although an herbal element suggests a more green aspect. Tannins need to finish softening, so wait until 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.