A smooth, ripe wine, with eucalyptus aromas and layers of new wood. At the same time, it doesn't lose its origins, the structure of Cabernet and the ripeness of Merlot showing through well in a wine that has benefited from the 2005 conditions.
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.