At this stage, the wine feels lean, austere and minerally, despite the richness of the vintage. But this black-currant-driven wine is likely to age impressively. And with its dense tannins, it shouldn't be touched for at least four 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.