Soft fruit, aromas of fresh nuts, flavors of red currants and sweet blackberries all give this wine richness and softness. The acidity is attractive but needs a shot in the arm to give it real balance. —R.V.
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.