In the Loire, while Malbec remains dry, it has a softer profile, giving stalky blackberry fruits and very fresh acidity. This wine is light and likely to mature quickly. Drink from 2016.
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.