Vanilla new-wood aromas give a wine polished by its wood aging and dense tannins. Black plum fruits show strongly along with the toasty character. It's for serious aging, so don't drink this structured wine before 2022.
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.