A Merlot-dominated Saint-Emilion, this is a big, but balanced wine. New wood is present, but this doesn't diminish the ripe blackberry and cherry fruits. It is firm, dry and tannic at this stage, with a hint of coffee, but the aftertaste is fresh, with red currant flavors and acidity.
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.