A rich, concentrated wine that has solid black fruit flavors, fine dry tannins and acidity. At this stage, there is a curious taste from the bottling that should fade as it ages. Then it will develop into a fine, solid wine.
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.