Red-fruit flavors abound in this ripe and full wine. A blend of local grapes with Merlot, this has a smooth texture with tannins cushioned by the rich fruits. Touches of spice and wood give an extra complexity.
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.