A fascinating mix of Bordeaux and Portuguese grapes results in a wine that is both structured and attractively generous. Wood aging shows through although not excessively, the main character being the firm fruit tannins and black fruit concentration. Worth aging two more years.
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.