This is a rich wine that has some bitter extract as well as flavors of chocolate and red berry fruits. The toasty wood is very evident and considering its age, this is unlikely to go away. Drink now.
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.