A 50-50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this smoky wine has a flavor of black currant juice and a lean, firmly tannic texture. It needs several years to mature.
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.