Black hedgerow fruits are a great source of the forward juiciness of this wine. It is rich while very structured, formal almost. Fresh black-currant flavors keep the wine lively, while the perfumed spice adds piquancy. Age for 3–4 years.
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.