Smoky wood aromas, with pure black fruits are a great start for this serious wine. Considering it comes from the less good 2002 vintage, it has great ripe fruit, which balances with dark, dry tannins and acidity. There is plenty of potential here, as well - give it 10 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.