Black tarry fruit aromas set the scene for a pungent, powerful, very southern wine. A blend of old-vine Carignan with Syrah, this is hugely intense, with big wood flavors as well as herbal, almost medicinal fruits. This needs time to age, over 5 years, but it is a powerful statement now.
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.