The Jaen, known in Bierzo, Spain as Mencia, gives freshly juicy wines, but with a definite edge of structure. This example has those characters, as well as concentration and ripeness. It is balanced, elegant, a great food wine.
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.