Firmly tannic and closed, this is going to be a serious, solid wine. Its tannins are immense now, but they are sustained by concentrated black fruits and powerful acidity. Give this wine until 2018 when we will be able to revel in its rich fruits and tannins.
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.