An intensely perfumed wine, made from selected lots. Initially, it tastes almost artificial with flavors of violets and candies, along with dry tannins. But there is good development potential, especially when the rich dark plums and acidity begin to come to the fore, in four or five years. —R.V.
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.