A deep, intense color leads to aromas of black fruits, sweet tannins and spices. Flavors of cranberries, black plums and dark cherries combine with layers of dry wood tannins into a wine that is still just emerging from its chrysalis. It has great, ripe, jammy Merlot flavors alongside the spice of the Cabernet Franc. Give this wine 10 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.