A wine that is quite over the top, with perfumed fruit, dark, dusty tannins, layers of toast, dark, juicy plums and an aftertaste of black figs and bitter chocolate. Hold for a year or two.
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.