This is concentrated, with big, firm tannins that are still covering the red berry fruits. It is always going to be firm and dry, although the aggressive tannins should open up to show more fruit after another two years.
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.