The aromas hint at the wood aging of this rich wine, while the palate also brings out the rich and structured fruits. Dense and with great red berry fruitiness, it has a fine sense of smokiness, acidity and tannins that act as a solid support. It is still developing, so don't drink before 2017.
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.