Deliciously tangy as well as ripe, this is a textured, red fruit and vanilla-flavored wine that also has a touch of tannin. Acidity and a rounded aftertaste make this instantly drinkable. The blend is Syrah (40%), Grenache (30%), Cinsault (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).
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.