This is a wine for long-term aging. With a dense, intense structure that is still dominated by powerful tannins, it is dry, dark and concentrated. Black plum-skin flavors are just coming through all this density, hinting at the balance to come. It is a serious, complex wine that will not be ready before 2019.
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.