The wood aging shows strongly in this spicy wine. Besides bitter tannins it also gives the wine a minty character. It is young and hopefully the fruit will develop more and fill out this structure.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.