This soft, ripe, red-fruited wine has an obvious layer of spicy wood that gives a strong toasty character. Red berry fruits bring their acidity and dry texture that suggest the wine will age. Best drunk from 2016
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.