While there is plenty of berry fruit and spice here, there is an awkward petrol character that also shows itself in the shoe polish aromas. If this can blow off, then this is a wine with potential richness. Since it is only just bottled, time will tell. But be cautious. Two bottles tasted. Imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd.
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.