Already very approachable, this is a rich wine that still manages to preserve its freshness, with acidity from the blackberry and damson-fruit flavors. With Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, the tannins are strongly present, however the delicious fruit tones are decidedly in charge. Drink 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.