Put two powerful, warm-climate grapes together and you get a rich, densely fruity and structured wine. Solid tannins complement a concentrated palate full of ripe red-berry fruits. Drink now, and until 2020.
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.