A perfumed, new wood-dominated wine, but one that does have the weight of fruit to support the wood. The tannins edge between fruit and wood, layered over rich black plums and bitter chocolate flavors. Under everything is fresh acidity to give the wine a welcome, vivid final lift.
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.