Without doubt a wine that needs aging. The tannins from both wood and fruit are dense, concentrated, layering over the delicious fruit. When it is balanced out—give it a year—then this is going to be a powerful, but impressively elegant wine, a real step forward in Churchill's table wines.
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.