Smoky aromas presage a wine that has too much wood. Although there is fruit, it's hard to find it with all the burnt toast flavors. Perhaps wait before drinking, although that wood will always be there.
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.