With an extra year's aging, this wine shows class as well as richness. The tannins are structured, edging on austere at first. Then the wine opens to give full bramble and hedgerow fruit flavors, lifted with acidity, toast and black fruit skin tannins giving extra interest and promising 2–3 years' aging.
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.