Full, almost meaty-textured wine, with dense tannins and black plum skin flavors that go with the black raisin sweetness and spice and a smoky finish. It is firm, concentrated, but never losing sight of a charm and immediate attractiveness. However, the tannins certainly promise aging.
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.