While there is an initial edge of bitter extraction to this wine, once it opens up it shows much richer, sweeter fruit. There are solid tannins, and concentration. This is very much in the power-driven Vougeot style.
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.