The wine certainly has power, and it has youth. Firm and structured, it's dark with tannins and black fruits. Weight and density are ameliorated by the crisper side of acidity. It needs to age, at least until 2018.
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.