This wine, with an almost black color typical of the variety, shows soft, ripe tannins around juicy blackberry flavors. It's a rich, dense wine that suffers from high alcohol, giving a hot, pepper aftertaste.
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.