Initially quite rustic in character, this wine does open up to give the typical pencil shavings aromas of the Cabernet Franc and sweet, perfumed tannins. A fresh wine, with good black currant flavors.
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.