Spicy, minty, wood-aged wine that shows more wood than fruit. It does have a rich character from black plum and berry flavors so the wine will become better integrated. So wait for 2–3 years.
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.