At this stage, the wood aging of the wine is apparent. Yet at the same time, it also has a dense black-fruit flavor and a rich structure. This is smoky, powerful and ageworthy.
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.