With its spicy wood aromas and sweet raisin fruit, this is a well-balanced wine. Attractive black-fruit flavors, plus firm acidity, suggest this would be great with hearty stews.
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.