The 2,000-foot-high vineyard of Cardo yields wines which are structured, concentrated and austere in character when young. This 2008 is developing well, its black currant fruit softening the tannins and acidity.
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.