With its well-handled new wood treatment, this wine instead has gone for full-bodied richness. The wood is definitely an important element, but its ripe, smooth black plum juice and blueberry flavors share the honors of this delicious wine equally. In 2–3 years, this will be a wine for luxuriating.
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.