This is a big, friendly ripe wine, the fruits bursting out of the glass. It is fresh, juicy, full of red berries, the tannins having a walk-on part with all this fruit going on. The finish is fresh, just hinting at a barnyard character.
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.