A solid, foursquare and tannic wine, it shows the structure of the vintage. It is dense and firm, the wood aging giving dryness. Hints of the juicy fruity side of the wine are there, so wait until 2015 for it fully to balance out.
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.