While there is plenty of wood here (12 months in new barrels), the raisin character of the 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon gives it a curious, dried-fruit flavor.
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.