Huge, bitter chocolate-flavored wine, spiced with cinnamon, sweet herbs and intense new wood flavors. It benefits from very ripe fruit, but with all its great richness, the wine manages to keep a sense of balance, the acidity cutting through the opulence to leave a fresh finish.
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.