Dominated by Merlot, but with sizable chunks of other Bordeaux grapes, this is finely polished, wood-aged wine. It has perfumed spice and dry tannins from the wood. The fruit balances well, showing wild blackberry and licorice. Age for 2–3 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.