While there is an initial barnyard edge, once that blows off, it reveals a dense and solid wine, packed with ripe black fruit and sweet tannins. The acidity brings out spice and edgy, mineral characters.
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.