Raspberry flavors give some varietal character to this wine, allowing the tannins to show through as it opens out. There's a definite earthy character, with some undergrowth flavors, but also good ripe fruit.
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.