Hugely spicy this rich wine is described as sweet. In fact, the spice gives it a drier edge, adding pepper and cinnamon as well as a mineral character from the granite soil. The wine could age, so drink from 2016.
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.