Soft, silky and direct in its appeal, this has rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, cola, vanilla and woodspice. It's a good wine that would benefit from additional layers of complexity.
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.