A blend with Merlot has certainly tamed the wild tannins of the Baga grape. A touch of wood goes with the sweet tannins and the ripe and juicy black fruit, finished with 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.