Anglophiles will enjoy this wine with its royal coat of arms on the label. The wine itself is less grand, although attractive with its black-currant fruits. At the moment, dry tannins are also a strong presence, and they will soften over the next few years. Drink from 2018.
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.