An ink-black wine, dark, solid and perfumed. It's a wine with weight, the power coming from the dense tannins as well as the blockbuster black fruits. There's a great fresh swathe of acidity that lifts the weight effortlessly.
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.