With two years of barrel and bottle aging, this wine is maturing attractively. The tannins remain firm, but the taste is broad, rich, a fine combination of solid black plums and wood spice, with a tight edge of acidity. Big, with bold brush strokes of flavor, but worth aging another two years.
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.