This is a rich wine made to be drunk young. It has spice, a smoky-bacon flavor and warm-hearted red plum and damson fruitiness. The wood aging shows through in hints of toast. The wine is ready now.
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.