Smooth and modern in character, with toast and sweet-tasting fruit notes, this is a wine that characterizes the New World school of Bordeaux winemaking. It has extracted tannins and concentration, with a dark chocolate flavor. Aging will soften the extremes, so give it 3–4 years.
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.