The future is considerable for this wine that is so rich, so textured, so full of minerality and gorgeous fruit. All the potential is there, from the steely character and the ripe wood-aging flavors. Intense and dense, the wine will need to age for many years to be at its peak. Don't even touch 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.