The wine is soft with a toasty spicy character. That balances with the ripe berry fruits that are just on the stalky side of smooth. Drink this wine, with its fruity 70% Merlot, 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.