Rustic in character, this wine shows a bit too much alcohol, manifested by burnt and pepper notes. The acidity works hard to bring balance but ultimately is overpowered by the weight of the wine.
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.