An obviously wood aged wine, giving more toast than fruit at this stage. It does have the weight to promise aging and the fruit to give a succulent feel. But with the heavy toast flavors, this potentially impressive wine will need several years to fill and round out.
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.