Strong wood aromas lead to a wine that is still very young. The smoky wood character dominates the red berry fruits and typical acidity of the vintage. It does have the weight to develop well, so give this structured wine 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.