The nose is intensely barnyard, but as the wine develops it shows more smooth tannins, ripe berry fruits and a fine structure. This is a wine that is still developing, bringing on the acidity, the wood and the damson fruit flavors. There is aging potential there.
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.