This is the Feilers' flagship red, a blend of Blaufränkisch, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, smooth, ripe and velvety. The tannins seem soft initially because of the new French wood flavors, but to finish, they become firm, dry and tough, promising some good aging. For now, enjoy the sweet blackberry fruits.
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.