There is a high proportion of Merlot in this wine, and it shows in its ripe softness, with a depth of sweetness that goes all the way through. The tannins are there, but only just discernible.
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.