Currently, this is a mouthful of tannins and wood toast, instantly revealing its long-term aging potential. With the weight of black fruit underneath, it will be a rich, solid wine in six years time.
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.