Barrel aging for 10 years has begun to change the fruit of this rich wine. It has introduced spice, acidity and a tangy, bitter orange character. The fruit hasn't gone completely and the balance of this wine, neither young nor old, it is just right. Drink now.
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.