There is a youthful, earthy character to this wine. It has all the right elements, the firm tannins, the opulent red fruit flavors and the ripe feeling. It is just not ready yet. Wait until 2017, and the wine will begin to show its opulence and full aromatic character.
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.