With new wood dominating this still young wine, it is concentrated and full bodied, packed with firm tannins and dark fruit. There is a brooding character, the wood and tannins still right up front. Give this structured wine at least five 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.