Spice, licorice and tobacco combine to give a wine that is tannic and solid. The fruit element shows acidity, bright berries and damsons. A touch of green pepper cuts through the fruit.
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.