Strange herbal aromas mar this wine that does have some attractive fruitiness. Its tannins show promising structure, giving shape to the bell pepper and black currant fruit. Not a wine for aging.
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.