A deep, vibrantly purple color and beautiful herbal perfumes make this really enticing. There is earthiness and a dense texture on the palate along with a rich but pure dark-plum character. The spicy wood adds just a touch to the ripeness of the fruit. Best Buy.
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.