This is Hans Nittnaus's international wine, with Cab Sauvignon and Merlot in the blend along with St. Laurent and Zweigelt. It offers complex flavors, mixing black fruits with smooth toast from barrique aging. There's a vegetal edge to it, which detracts from the overall impression.
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.