This has 20% new wood, adding vanilla flavors to the fruity red berry flavors. The tannins wrap easily around the fruit, giving a tight core, but then fresh acidity and bright strawberries linger on the finish.
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.