The wine may be powerful, with initial chunky dark-plum flavors and acidity. But at the same time, there is a degree of elegance from mint and dry grass aromas and red fruit flavors at the finish.
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.