With polished, new-wood aromas and flavors, this is a smooth wine. Hints of mint go with the black plum notes and the firmer, bitter chocolate flavors. In a modern style, this is likely to age quickly.
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.