This cool Cabernet packs enough ripeness to sustain the more stalky character. It is full of red berry fruits, smoky acidity and a core of tannin. Drink now, best lightly chilled.
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.