The aroma is all spice. To taste, there's plenty of spice as well, but the fruit is almost extravagant in its sweetness, vibrancy and very forward character. Too much? No, it all works, and it's totally 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.