Here are aromas of smoky, juicy fruit along with a palate of firm tannins, prominent overtones of new wood, with ripe acidity. This is a young wine, with good modern potential, which will age well over the next 5–10 years. Best Buy. —R.V.
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.