Ripe and smoky, this offers great fruit that bursts through the tannic structure. The 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon blend is packed with red plum and blackberry fruits that are based upon a solid structure. This will be a fine wine; just wait until 2017. Producer Arnaud Pomme works with co-operative Alliance Bourg.
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.