This mint- and new-wood-flavored wine boasts ripe tannins and lush fruit. It feels weighty, perhaps almost too rich, while the tannins have a bitter-chocolate edge to them.
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.