Cherry fruits and firm tannins band well together in this rich wine. It offers spice from light wood aging, a touch of banana, and full forward fruitiness. The structure suggests it needs to age for a year.
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.