For Bordeaux, this is a plump, cushioned wine that brings out rich fruit, chocolate sauce and ample spice. The structure is there, with tannins and a dry core, but it's the soft, generous fruit that is more prominent.
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.