A wine where the darkly tannic Malbec is smoothed by ripe Merlot. It has a firm structure, certainly, but the fruit is bright and rich, all the elements well balanced.
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.