This blend of Négrette, Syrah and Malbec sourced from vineyards close to Toulouse is dense, ripe and packed with spicy black-plum fruit. It's opulent and generous, with a smooth rich texture, sweet tannins and a hint of wood aging. This needs 2–3 years to mature.
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.