Intense, concentrated, this blend seems to bring out the best in all three grape varieties, creating a theme of ripe cherries and dark plums, with variations from the Cabernet tannins and a rounded texture from the Merlot. Impressive, and worth aging for 3–4 years.
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.