A dry style of wine that only slowly reveals its juicy character to bring out a warmer, richer side. It also does show considerable toast and spiciness along with firm tannins all of which still need to fully integrate. So don't drink until 2016.
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.