There is an attractive rustic, old-fashioned feel to this wine. It has less fruit and more tarry tannins along with touches of old wood. There is a juicy final taste that keeps the wine refreshing as well.
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.