This 100% Merlot from a small experimental vineyard is solid, firm and still young. It has a dense structure of tannins and wood aging, showing bitter coffee flavors and an austere character after 14 months in new French oak. It will likely remain a tough proposition.
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.