This is smooth and ripe, with its tannins rounded within the black fruit flavor. Having aged in French oak, it has a vanilla essence that details the ripe blackberry note.
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.