The wine is immediately enticing, with its beautifully pure fruit on the nose, and just a touch of nutmeg and spice. Powerful tannins along with spicy new wood flavors dominate the red fruits at this stage, but the fruit is underneath and will certainly come out over the next 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.