For a Saint-Estèphe, normally renowned for their youthful tannins, this is relatively soft, going more for freshness and dark plum fruit flavors. But lovers of those tannins won't be totally disappointed, because they are there, hidden at this stage by the fruit.
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.