The attractive aromas of pure, juicy fruit appear on the palate as superripe, almost overripe fruit flavors. At this stage, the wine doesn't balance, but there is some power and it should develop.
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.