This heavily wood-aged wine shows layers of concentrated toast, extracted chocolate and black plum flavors. The wine is big and rich with a bitterness coming from the wood. It needs another 2–3 years to round out fully.
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.