A rich wine, dominated at this stage by sweet wood as much as fruit. The black cherry and spice are just about to come through with the balancing dusty fruit tannins and acidity. It needs about three years to become fully ready.
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.