The aromas are dominated by spicy wood, and at this young stage in the wine's evolution that is the same for the taste. The fruit, juicy black currants, is struggling to come through. Give it 3–4 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.