A lean, rather severe wine initially that pushes its bitter chocolate and tannic character. Only slowly does its ripe berry fruit come through to give a fuller texture. At the end, more juicy cranberry flavors appear.
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.