This is a rich, dark-colored wine, its blackness due to the presence of Alicante Bouschet in the blend. It is big and dense, with a new wood flavor. Accompanying this toastiness are black fruits, with a bitter edge and fine acids. Age this for three 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.