An impressive wine that includes Cabernet Sauvignon in its blend. It has weight, complex tannins and powerful fruit that was fermented in open lagars. New wood is still an important element and those imparted notes need time to soften. Give this wine at least five years.
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.