The aromas are barnyard and rustic, but on the palate the wine has a richer character altogether. It has dark fruit flavors, solid tannins and a dense texture, well combined in a structured package. Wood softens the attack of the fruit, resulting in a wine that can be drunk now, but will be better in three years time.
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.