This is a spicy wine with some attractive red fruits. There is a rustic barnyard character that is less pleasing. The juicy acidity at the end does give a lift to what is a disappointing 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.