Stern and structured at this early stage, this wine is developing slowly. It is potentially powerful and ripe, with its layers of dark fruits and tannins ready to mature and integrate. Give this solid wine until 2017. Visitors to the vineyard will see a large metallic sculpture of a rooster, one of France's national symbols.
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.