This classic Northern Rhône-style blend of Syrah and Viognier from granite soil has produced a big, tough wine. The dark tannins are lightened ever-so-slightly by the Viognier. It's rich and full bodied, a complex wine with charming swagger. Best aged for a year or two.
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.