Aromas of perfumed wood, with the wood tannins persisting on the palate. The wine needs to lose its wood dominance to allow the fruit to come through. There is enough rich black currant flavor for this to happen in the next 2–3 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.