With 40% new wood aging, this is a polished wine. Along with its smooth texture and juicy black fruits, it has a core of dry smoky tannins. The 53% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives a fine fruity, black-currant aftertaste. Drink from 2020.
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.