The entry-level wine from Vallado is ripe, which emphasizes the red fruits, leaving the structure as a support. Flavors of black figs, dark cherries and tight spice all give interest and complexity. Drink now.
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.