This overtly spicy wine is very intense, with a slight burn on the palate from the pepper flavor. Exotic white fruit and a hint of pomegranate are the flavors. It has a hard, final edge from its alcohol.
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.