Here is a ripe wine from a fine vintage in Cahors. With touches of spice as well as rich black-currant fruits, the wine is all about its fruitiness and acidity—ably assisted by tannins. The aftertaste just keeps the fruit coming.
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.