Smoky wood dominates this wine, both on the nose and on the palate. It is rich, with toasty wood flavors. Spice and toast combine with the concentrated flavors of dark plums and chocolate. To finish, there is a fine streak of acidity. This is a modern style of wine, which should balance well over the next two years.
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.