The tannins are still intense in this dark, structured wine. It does have red fruits although there are also hints of green and stalky flavors that are less attractive. The wine will always be dry although the red fruits could push further forward. Try waiting 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.