This is a young-colored wine that has been wood aged to smooth out the natural fruitiness of the Merlot. That gives the wine a smoky character with juicy acidity balanced by wood and toast flavors. The black plum flavors are rich, full in the mouth with a dry underlay of tannins. Drink from 2017.
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.