A soft, gentle wine, the tannins a cushion as much as a structure. The red plum and black cherry fruits fit well with the ripe strawberry jelly texture. There is just a hint of spice on a wine that is already very drinkable.
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.