It is easy to find the varietal character here, in a wine that has plenty of red cherry juice and tannins that spread well through the wine. It is on the jammy side of Pinot Noir, ripe, full of strawberry juice, but always with tannins present.
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.