With smoky new wood aromas and delicate fruit flavors, this wine hasn't quite come together. The fruit is light, but the wood structure isn't. Red berry fruits do show, but they are easily lost in the spice and heavy toast.
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.