Smoky, toasty aromas set the scene for a wine that has obviously seen plenty of wood aging. At this stage, it's all spice and wood, which will probably inhibit its development. Wait until 2020.
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.