This wood-laden wine, spicy and toasty, also offers plenty of fruit weight, giving richness to the palate. Fresh black currants carry through to finish the wine with a lift.
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.