Firm and concentrated, this wine lacks fruit and freshness and has gone all-out for weight and richness. With its white pepper spice marking out the alcohol, it finishes unbalanced.
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.