This is an immediately attractive wine, with a bright purple hue and juicy, raisiny fruit. There are spicy wood flavors and ripe, bright fruit. A blend of Aragonês and Syrah, it is a softly tannic but also rich wine with great forward fruit. —R.V.
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.