A Merlot-based wine from old vines on the plains at the base of the hill of Saint-Emilion. This is soft and fresh, with an element of wood and smoky tannins to give structure and aging potential. The ripe, jammy fruit flavors are balanced by freshness and vibrant acidity.
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.