The extra years before release of this wine have certainly enabled it to develop some mature, smooth wood and ripe fruit characters. It has firm tannins, certainly, while giving the black currant fruit flavors a great chance to shine.
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.