This is a spicy wine, its black berry fruit flavor interlaced with some smoky tannins as well as fresh acidity. Keeping it all together is fresh acidity and a layer of wood that rounds out the structure into a juicy close.
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.