A rich wine, full of ripe red plums and sweet acidity. There is also a denser character, made up of concentrated tannins, dark wood and a structure that needs time to develop. In the end, the juicy acidity just bursts out of the glass, leaving a fresh, red berry fruit 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.