A blend with local and international grapes all piled together. It works, because this has delicious black fruits, taut tannins, layers of spice and herbs and a backbone of refreshing acidity. The tannins suggests aging potential—perhaps 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.