A wood-dominated wine, this has spice, high toast and grilled red pepper and hot cherry flavors. The tannins are rich, sweet, layered over pepper and mineral flavors. This is a wine that would benefit from 2–3 years' aging. Screwcap.
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.