The aromas are of new wood and toast as much as fruit, and this follows on the palate. It has strong burnt-toast flavors along with a full textured palate. Blackberry fruits are under this weight of wood, and need several years to emerge, although the wine will always have a strong wood component. Drink from 2017
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.