The reputation of Les Combettes for charm is borne out by this deliciously ripe wine. It has layers of fresh fruit flavors, a touch of spice from the wood, and a long aftertaste. And, for the future, the acidity and the underlying structure promise at least 5 years of evolution.
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.