A wood-dominated wine that shows spice and high toast characters. It has probably seen too much wood in its aging, but there is fruit there, its black currant ripeness hiding in the background. Hopefully, the wood will soften and integrate.
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.