With ripe spice and smooth tannins this is an attractive, drinkable wine. It has a core that's both firm and dry, although surrounding that the wine has smoky flavors, touches of wood aging and final black fruits. Drink now.
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.