With spicy wood aromas, the wood aging element is dominant here. The black currant stalky fruit comes through slowly, although the weight of fruit and fresh acidity gives good promise 3–4 years down the road.
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.