Considering how recent the vintage, this tastes surprisingly mature. The fruit has long gone, replaced by broader almond, spice and toast flavors. The wine is round, full in the mouth, offering a rich experience but without great complexity. Drink now.
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.