Relatively lightweight, showing freshness rather than density, this is a fruity, red currant- and red plum-flavored wine that is lifted by a good use of wood aging, spice, and enclosed by vibrant acidity.
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.