A layer of dry fruits comes with a rustic, earthy element. There is a touch of green acidity typical of the Baga, along with fine tannins. This is a great food wine, not a great wine.
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.