Austere and firm, this is still many years from being ready to drink. For now, its potential is apparent in the juicy black fruits, dark tannins and solid structure. It has much of the structure of the vintage, well clothed in fuller fruits.
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.