This wine shows its wood aging strongly in the spicy smoky character. It gives an extra dimension to the wine—a contrast to the ripe white stone fruits. It is structured with a herbal edge finishing with a crisp acidity. Drink from 2018.
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.