A wine with great density. Along with firm tannins, this has a dark and chunky character. Under the tannins, great swathes of fruit surge through the tannins, bringing out black-currant-juice flavors.
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.