Get past the meaty aromas and the wine is smooth, caramel and spice flavored. The wood flavors are prominent suggesting the wine has been aged well. At the end, berry fruits and acidity come through.
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.