This spicy, wood-laden wine has strong burnt-toast flavors that have suppressed the fruit. Hints of ripe fruits lie behind the spice and vanilla. Drink this from 2018, in case the wood integrates better.
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.