Based on a core of dry tannins, this is a wine with some tough, stalky fruit along with black currant skin texture. It is firm, definitely for food, with those tannins that edge on bitter.
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.