A firm wine that has ripe but structured tannins. It is not a big wine, but rather shows a tighter style of Pinot Noir that balances sweet red fruits and a spice edge of wood. It would benefit from aging for 2–3 years.
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.