There is an attractive touch of smokiness to this otherwise fruity wine. It is fresh with acidity and stalky tannins that march alongside the black currant fruits. This is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Tannat aged in oak and wooden vats. It is ready to drink.
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.