Bitter cherry flavors dominate this fresh wine, which shows a lightness of touch. The fruit is the focus, with the wood aging really just supporting the freshness of the flavors and only hinting at finishing dryness. There's some licorice and bitter chocolate to finish.
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.