Firmly tannic wine, spiced with acidity, black plum skins, damsons and tight black currants. It is attractively balanced, a real food wine, that will mature well in 3–4 years.
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.