Dense, rich and structured, this has concentrated tannins and bitter chocolate and licorice flavors, along with a texture similar to black plum skin. The high proportion of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon is evident.
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.