The top cuvée from Château Saint-Robert, dominated by new wood covering the attractive fresh berry fruits underneath. The wood, with its attendant spice, needs to blow away and integrate for the wine to come into its own.
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.