Spice and blackberry jelly fruits give a wine that has attractive fruity, ripe Cabernet tannins, acidity, but not a huge structure. There is great freshness, but maybe the wine as a whole is a little lean.
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.