Nettles and undergrowth aromas give this wine a distinctive character. With its medicinal, herbal contrast to ripe plum fruits, the wine has an edgy feel. Acidity and firm tannins are lifted by full perfumes. It needs another year to develop.
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.