New wood aromas dominate this wine. But underneath all that expensive wood there is a fine wine waiting to emerge. It has flavors of almonds, cherries and citrus peel, bound up in a rich, meaty stew. It is powerful and substantial, with a long vanilla and leather aftertaste.
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.