This is a smooth, ripe wine with just enough tannin to give it structure. The main character is rich, full of black plums and blackberries—ripe and generous. It has a wonderful juicy aftertaste.
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.