A big, round, generous wine with strawberry flavors that are ripe as well as soft. It is very approachable, its dense character coming from delicious fruits that pile layer upon layer on top of each other. It's hard to find the acidity in all this plumpness, but it is there, and creates a fresh 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.