A high proportion of Merlot in the blend makes this a soft, rounded wine. It is spoiled by rustic, animal flavors and by a streak of acidity to finish that is out of balance with the rest of the wine.
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.