A dense, black wine with high acidity. The fruit, though, has a very ripe, juicy character, with flavors of black figs and truffles. The main impression is of an older style of wine, with concentration and dry tannins overlying the fruit, giving the wine the ability to develop well.
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.