The wine is still austere, with dry toastiness. Black fruits emerge from the structure, showing a severe character although one with potential. It will develop into a powerful wine, solid and firm.
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.