Big, dense and complex, this is still young. It has the weight of tannin as well as dark fruits offering a rich and ageworthy structure. As it opens, the wine is packed with dried fruits, licorice and dark coffee. This is a wine for keeping at least four more 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.