This Madiran producer has created a contrast to his main Tannat wine with this ripe Cabernet Sauvignon offering. It is smoky with a herbal edge as well as firm tannins. Its black-currant fruits, contrasting with tight acidity, will settle down over the next year or so. 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.