Dusty berry aromas with a box hedge herbal character. The fruit is smooth, toasty, the tannin lost in the sweet fruit, black fig and jelly flavors. It's a delight to drink now, but unlikely to last.
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.