Good smoky flavors complement this attractively-made wine. The fruits are lifted, forward and easy, but there is a sense of tannin. Spice from the American oak used in aging adds a piquancy.
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.