This ripe wine rolls around the mouth, showing fresh acidity, but also black plums and bitter chocolate which gives spice. It's an attractive wine with a soft personality, full of comfortable velvet folds.
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.