An exotic if undemanding wine, with ripe raspberry fruit on the nose and a touch of vanilla. The palate has firm, dry tannins, with a rather stalky element, red fruit, paprika and spice. The aftertaste is firm and dry.
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.