A complex, ripe wine that has rich red fruits, dark cherries and a serious undertow of tannin. The name comes from what the producer calls the alchemy between wood and fruit, and certainly the balance is just right. It has structure and dense tannins along with a juicy fruitiness. The wine is now 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.