An amazingly perfumed wine, which shows great tannins and ripe fruit. It has a fine structure, packed with smoky wood and blackberry flavors. It is still young, but wait for its dark fruit to open out, and for its ripe, intense violets and tarry flavors to balance, and it will be an impressive wine.
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.