The wood element is prominent in this wine, from the toasty aromas to the way in which the wood spice dominates the Gamay fruit ebullience. It adds richness and an extra dimension to make this a firmly structured 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.