With toasty aromas and flavors, this wine is all about smoky burnt wood, only hinting at a fruity future. Keep it until 2016, although the wood is not going away.
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.