Smooth, impressive, oak-flavored wine, the vanilla flavors blending with a smoky edge. The fruit is fresh but rich, giving support to the toasty character of the wine. It probably needs a few months to balance out properly.
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.