Once past the aromas of cookie, the taste of the wine is a definite improvement. It is soft, almost sweet in its richness, without much structure. There is some spice, stalky blackberries and a rich, soft aftertaste.
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.