Heavily toasty, this wine seems to rely on the wood aging rather than fruit. It does have weight and hints of juicy black currants in the background, but too much wood has not done the wine any favors.
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.