This new-wood-dominated wine is ripe, but full of caramel and mint flavors. The fruit is more discreet, just hinting at blackberry richness. The potential to achieve balance in six months is all here.
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.