By no means an extravaganza, this is in fact a finely balanced, elegant wine. The juicy red berry fruits go with licorice, herbs and a core of tannins. There is a delicious, mouth-watering aftertaste.
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.