The wine is closed up at this stage, just showing structure and only hints of dark fruit. However, there is a feeling of power and a dense texture that need time to open up. The result is a wine full of potential, finishing with some juicy fruitiness.
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.