This has dominating dark tannins, laying over sweet, perfumed fruit. It is ripe and full bodied, likely to develop over the next few years. It's not yet showing its delicious side, so it does need aging.
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.