This is a full-bodied, concentrated, deliciously fruit wine. There is a smooth texture here from ripe plum and berry fruits that push through the firmer edge of tannins. With its balanced acidity, it has a stylish quality that brings it right to the table with rich meat dishes.
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.