Cabernet Sauvignon in this ripe wine gives it a tannic edge, adding to the acidity and crispness. It has a juicy character with spice and red-currant fruits comfortably in balance. The aftertaste is soft, with just a shot of acidity.
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.