Dominated by 80% Merlot with licorice and dark chocolate, the wine has strong flavors of new wood that give a vanilla and caramel character. It is solid, with a strong tannic presence. Put all this together and this is a wine that is likely always to be firm.
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.