This is a concentrated wine, with medicinal and herbal characters alongside the tarry fruit flavor and firm tannins. It is rich, still needing some time to develop; the wood is layerd on the spicy 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.