The wine has a great balance between its rich fruits and the wood aging. It shows concentration, the ripe peach and apricots full in the mouth and laced with acidity and full-bodied fruitiness. It's both serious and full of charm, a wine that's developing well and should be ready to drink by 2016.
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.