A gushing, open wine, possessed of bright red color and tantalizing aromas of red cherries. Soft, but still concentrated, the palate has dusty tannins, herbs and red fruits. A very enjoyable Merlot despite a lack of much complexity.
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.