Dominated by Merlot and Cabernet Franc, typical of this region to the east of Saint-Emilion, this is a ripe, smooth wine, its tannins spread through the fresh red fruit flavors. There's lively acidity here as well, a wine whose tannins promise aging.
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.