With partial aging in wood, this is a spicy, smoky wine that is also full of ripe red fruits. Well-integrated tannins give shape to this wine. A crisp aftertaste and the wine is ready to drink.
A very good wine for the money. Great with spicy chicken.
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.