The fruity, perfumed character shows instant red berry aromas, but the old-wood flavor doesn't quite chime with the fruit, giving a slightly muddled feel to the wine.
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.