A rich Merlot-driven wine, smoothly polished by new wood. Flavors of mint mingle with sweet tannins and black berry fruits. There is a fine, smoky edge as well to this wine, which would certainly benefit from 3–4 years' aging.
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.