Aromas of freshly-sawn wood set the scene on a wine that is full of new-wood toast and vanilla flavors. The fruit is also present, resulting in a wine that has balanced potential in maybe 4–5 years. A fine effort.
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.