Light, perfumed and delicate, this is an interesting manifestation of Merlot, showing its fresh, fruity side rather than any big structure. Red berries, a velvet texture and just a touch of dryness make it immediately attractive without aging.
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.