A strong wood element dominates this wine. It's all toasty and juicy from wood aging rather than fruit. It does have the weight to suggest some fruit for the future, but the wood, with its bite and tang, will always be a strong presence.
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.