You can taste the wood in this red, fruity wine. It gives a spicy character to the cherries and red currants, adding both complexity and the potential for aging. The end shows the fresh acidity of the year.
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.