Ripe, smooth chocolate flavors with a soft structure and plenty or ripe fruit. There is a streak of acidity, the tannins are dusty, but the wine is generally soft in character.
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.