Powerful, intense wood aromas dominate this wine initially. But on the palate, there are also fruit flavors that push at the wood, giving delicious apricot, white fruits and some honey to go along with the vanilla tastes.
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.