Ripe wine, full of rounded juicy black currant fruits, this has a core of tannins, dry and laced with wood toast. There is a black chocolate bitterness which goes with the acidity on the 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.