This is an intense wine with its perfumes, hints of herbs and mint and ripe, sweet caramel fruit and soft toast. Hints of solid tannins give a feeling of dryness at the end.
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.