Most of the local grapes seem to have been blended into this smooth wine. It is soft, generous and fruity with ripe tannins contrasting with the stalky black fruits. The wine should age another few months, so drink from 2018.
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.