This Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend is ripe with attractive vanilla flavors from the wood aging that complement the red berry fruits. It is spicy, toasty and has a soft structure. Give it time for the wood to allow the fruit more space, but it will be a generous wine.
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.