A concentrated wine, although with some of the delicacy of the 1998 vintage, showing structure, tannins and ripeness. The finish is full of chocolate and sweet coffee flavors. The acidity gives a sense of elegance and lightness which suggests this will develop relatively fast.
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.