Wood-aged wine, the fruit spiced up with some firm tannins and chunky fruits. The acidity gives the wine a delicious black plum richness, emphasized by the ripe, dense structure.
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.