While this wine is still young, the level of smoky wood aging flavors is enormous. It's all about planks and not about fruit, not taking into account the light vintage. Could the black fruits develop? Certainly, but maybe not enough.
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.