The wood is still dominant on this dark-colored wine, although there is a very fine fruity element. Big and powerful and needs to age, this is impressive and firm, with a final line of pepper and acidity. 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.