A smooth mint- and eucalyptus-flavored wine, with burnt-tannin flavors and a hugely dry core. The wine is very firm, the juicy acidity and fruit underneath just a whisper for the future. Give the wine at least 6–7 years.
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.