This wine is closed, giving little at this stage. But the texture, the suggestions of opulent, ripe pear and peach fruit flavors and the juicy toastiness all give promise. It will be a very fine wine, but wait until 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.