Toasty new wood aromas set the scene for a smooth, velvety wine that has something of the freshness of 2004, but more of new, quite toasty wood flavors. At this stage, it seems the wood is too much for the fruit.
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.