Swathes of ripe fruit dominate this full wine that verges on being too alcoholic. While the acidity gives it freshness and the perfumed Cabernet Franc in the blend lends lift, the wine seems weighed down by its own richness.
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.