A selection of Merlot from Château Robert, this is a concentrated, solid wine. It is still young, with its firm structure and juicy acidity still right up front. Black currant, smoky spice and red berry freshness combine with the aging potential of the dry core. Age for 4–5 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.