This is a very rounded wine, balancing the dusty and dryish tannins against the sweet, fresh, juicy fruit. On the finish is the acidity—a great lift of freshness and lightness.
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.