Ripe and fat, this wine is about caramel and vanilla flavors as much as fruit. It has a bitter character that lacks charm. The aftertaste is fresh, while still bitter.
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.