The nose demonstrates that this is obviously a wood-aged wine. The palate has a huge, dense structure, and the wood-derived tannins are buried within its powerful fruit and acidity. For those prepared to wait for 7–8 years, this has the potential to become rich and opulant.
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.