This powerful and ripe wine is a blend of juicy Merlot, perfumed Cabernet Franc and fruity Petit Verdot. It has weight, richness, layers of spice and peppered black plums. There are some tannins, but the wine is really ready to drink now until 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.