A soft wine with flavors of red berries, canned strawberries and a structure that seems more red wine than Champagne. It's a curious hybrid, starting with too much tannin and leaving some astringency. Maybe bottle age will help.
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.