This is a firmly textured wine, with tannins pushing through the black currant fruit. It is beginning to show a balanced structure and a smooth, smoky character that's leavened by acidity and juicy 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.