With its fresh, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of thyme, basil and red fruits, this is an easily accessible, pleasurable wine. There is a touch of oak from nine months' French oak aging, but the overall effect is of great, fresh, dense fruit.
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.