A rounded, mint and wood-flavored wine from the plain of Saint-Émilion between the city and the river Dordogne. It's balanced and fruity, with just the right amount of tannin to sustain the black currant flavors. It is maturing and will certainly be ready to drink in 2015.
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.