A wood-polished wine, smoothed by mint, black currant and black plum fruits. It has a core of dry, dense tannins, but the fruit and wood around are accessible, giving a wine that has developed fast, and is certainly ready to drink now.
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.