Closed up at this stage, firm and powerful. The potential is here, with concentrated black fruits and dark tannins. As it develops, it will show a rich side, the tannins more tarry, the berry fruits sweeter. Age for at least five 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.