With its 18 months in wood, and its blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, this wine packs a punch a fruit. But it also remains elegant, a food wine, with its blackberry flavors and layers of herbs and tannins.
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.