A strongly tannic wine, tough at the edges. The core is more juicy, with black cherry as well as bitter chocolate, bringing out spice, pepper and a layer of wood. The finish shows more berry fruit characters.
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.