Barrel aging for 12 months certainly renders this wine round and rich. Juiciness combines with a severe, dry structure from the Cabernet to give a meaty ripe wine, surrounded with acidity, black fruits and a final soft, toasty character. Screwcap.
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.