High-toast aromas from the wood aging are followed on the palate by more layers of toast and spice. Behind this wood and tannin there is plenty of the ripe, soft fruit that is more typical of this appellation. The wine will fill out and give some generous fruit. Drink from 2019.
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.