Big and fruity, this has a juicy blackberry flavor that's leavened with a herbal tang. It is warm and rounded—the fruit right up front. Given this soft texture, the wine will age quickly and is ready to drink.
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.