At this stage, the wine is young and closed up. It only hints at the powerful fruit and tannins that lie under the surface. For those with patience, this will be a serious, concentrated, terroir-driven wine, offering considerable 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.