This very spicy, new wood dominated wine, tastes initially only of toast. It's hard to find the fruit, but underneath all that wood is a lively, berry fruited wine waiting to get out. The acidity is the key—and this wine needs 2 years.
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.