At this stage in the wine's development, it is virtually all tannin. Old wood flavors layered with dryness and spice do appear, and some fruit is apparent in the acidity. The only thing to do is wait at least 10 years.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.