A blend of Duras and Braucol, this is initially all structure—firm and tannic. Gradually the red cherry and berry fruits show, giving it a juicy character. Balanced with acidity, this shows the potential to age for a few 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.