Mint and new wood aromas are followed by a wine that shows plenty of oak. The juiciness comes from the wood tannins as much as the fruit, which is overwhelmed at this young stage. Keep for at least four 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.