This is a succulent, ripe wine that has powerful black fruits as well as strong flavors of spicy, toasty wood. It is rich in the mouth with hints of perfume from the Cabernet Franc in the blend, aided by consultant Hubert de Boüard of Château Angélus. The aftertaste is both juicy and crisp.
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.