While this wine certainly has a firmly tannic character, it is the fruit that shines. Black currants and perfumed spicy berry fruits are right up there along with the juicy acidity. This is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. It is well balanced although it needs to age. 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.