With some maturity, this wine shows delicious food-friendly levels of black fruits, acidity and a fine balancing tannic structure. From Michel Laroche's Languedoc winery near Beziers, this is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Brambles, black currants and licorice all come together in this dense 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.