There is a firm character to this wine that offers dense tannins as well as the beginnings of fine fruitiness. A dry core is still showing strongly, giving a mineral structure. The red cherry fruits are developing well. It needs time, wait until 2016.
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.