A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cab Franc, here is a wine that seduces with its spice and fresh, smooth fruits. It is not intensely powerful, relying more on its fruits to attract. The new wood flavors add complexity, although at this stage they are still too dominant.
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.