Wood-dominated wine, very structured. It is spicy, firmly dry, with juicy black currant fruit behind the wood. Give a year or two for the wood to soften out and the fruit to come forward.
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.