Adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt gives an intense wine that explodes with black fruits and intense, dark tannins. It is maybe less of a bomb than 2004, but that means it is more sophisticated, ripe but elegant, and finely structured.
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.