Dense, with rustic aromas, a little barnyard. The fruit is smooth in texture, touched by new wood and 14 months barrique aging. The tannins need time to settle down, with acidity shooting through 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.