Still with its youthful structure and tannins, this is going to be a classically ripe Médoc, all black currant fruits and dry tannins. But to give it weight, there is a rich streak of black plum skin, followed by a tight, dark finish.
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.