A Merlot-dominated wine from the east bank of the Gironde estuary. It's big, possibly too powerful, with meaty, smoky flavors and spice. Solid, chunky, it gives freshness and liveliness right at the end, as the acidity comes through.
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.