This is an impressive wine from a great Bordeaux year. It is beginning to develop its tannins and the huge, pure, rich, black fruit is coming up. But with its acidity, its layers of wood flavors and its structure, this is a wine which has years ahead of it. Just don't drink it yet, however tempting that may be.
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.