Dominated by Alicante Bouschet, this is a rich, complex wine. It has a strong spicy wood element that pushes through the rich black fruits that are supported by balanced acidity. With its firm tannins and textured character, this is a wine that needs to age over at least five 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.