This is a soft and fruity wine, full of black cherries and red fruits. A strong presence of wood gives a firmly toasty character, probably too much, which leaves a bitter end to the otherwise juicy 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.