Initially a lean wine, with its tannins prominent. Then, as it opens up, the soft ripeness of the fruit comes through, its spice edged with black currant flavors. There is some pepper, black and red berry fruits and a leather texture that holds the wine together. Screwcap.
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.