A wood-flavored wine that shows high toast and a burnt character. It has acidity and some fruit tannins although the fruit itself is missing. The result is a wine that will end up austere and with too much wood flavor.
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.