Smoky wood dominates this wine, giving it a rich layer of softness. However, the fruit is all there, rich, packed with sweet tannins, showing a big, solid core of ripeness. Modern in style, with its rounded corners, this should develop over the next 2–3 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.