Rich, sweet and full in the mouth, this is immediately attractive. It has ripe red berry and sultana fruitiness, plus a texture that is soft and rounded. Only the bite of spirit and acidity provides a reminder that this generous wine also has some aging.
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.