This is a complex wine, with a wonderfully aromatic character. The wood aging gives a smoky character and mingles with the red fruit acidity, fruit tannins and the intense flavor. It needs time and shouldn't be drunk before 2017.
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.