The local grape Négette is a major party in this blend alongside Syrah and Malbec. This is a perfumed, ripe wine that has more generous fruit than tannin. Red berries dominate alongside acidity and a mineral-textured character. It's still fresh, fruity and needs time. Drink from 2017.
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.