This is an excellent wine that is so well balanced. The tannins, the ripe black fruits and the complex structure are all firmly in place. This blend, dominated by Alicante Bouschet, is ripe, juicy, already delicious, but with the potential to age well.
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.