Aromas of roses and hedgerow fruits make this an attractive wine. To taste, it is savory, with ripe fruits that are balanced by solid tannins. A layer of dryness suggests this could age—give it five years before opening.
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.