This wood-aged wine is definitely toasty, full of spice and wood flavors. The perfumed fruit is still hidden by the wealth of wood and needs more time. Ripe yellow fruits waiting in the background have good potential. Wait until 2017.
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.