Almost black in color, this medicinal, bitter chocolate flavored wine is completely dominated by wood at this stage. But it has such weight that, even though it will always be dark and dry, it is going to be powerful and impressive. Age 6–8 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.