Fresh but with some good dense berry fruits, this is an attractively concentrated wine with some smokiness creeping between the vivid fruit. It has some banana split sweetness, while lively fruit returns in the aftertaste.
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.