Full bodied, structured and tannic while also fruity, this is fine example of the 2010 vintage. It's all structure at this stage, but it's going to be a full and ripe wine, although the alcohol does show through at the end in a pepper-driven moment.
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.