A cool Cabernet, fresh rather than structured. It's obvious the wine has been worked hard to get out the red fruit flavors and tannins, and it doesn't quite work. It feels extracted with bitterness as well as a more attractive fruitiness.
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.