An earthy aroma sets the scene for a wine that feels rustic. The red fruits are in the background, hinting at some potential richness. Wood aging adds a touch of spice, pointing up the juiciness on the finish.
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.