This is a smooth, balanced wine that shows notes of ripe blackberry and new wood. There is a crisp edge from the currant flavor, and the acidity gives it freshness. Attractive and fruity, this is for aging over the next 3–4 years.
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.