Solid and firm, this is a wine with a considerable future. The plum and ripe berries are changing into a more mature, smoky, undergrowth character. The structure and the texture remain, with elegant perfumed fruits alongside the ripe tannins. Age for 3–4 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.