A structured wine that pulls together dark tannins and firm fruit with a young, rough edge. It is a heavy wine, dominated by its structure, the red fruit skin and strawberry jelly flavors a welcome distraction from this dryness. Age for three to four 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.