New wood dominates the nose of this wine; which offers ripe vanilla aromas and modern fruit. Flavors of dried fruit, toasty tannins and dryness at the end. A rich wine, dominated by the wood at this stage, but it should soften and ripen over the next 2–3 years. —R.V.
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.