Strong mint aromas hint to the wood aging in this wine. Currently, they tend to dominate, accompained by bitter wood notes and dark-edged tannins. The wine is firm and needs time express its fruit.
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.