This is a big wine with a big future. It has rich, concentrated fruit and a dense, tannic structure. Add in the flavors of smoky wood, spice, black plum and berry, and this looks worth keeping for 4–5 years or more.
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.