Smooth, bitter chocolate-flavored wine, soft, ripe, opulent. The black fig and dark plum flavors are part of a dense concentration. Spice, some pepper and wood tannins go with this powerful richness. To finish, all the sweetness is put into perspective by some fresh acidity.
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.