Dark in color, this is a concentrated wine that's very firm in structure, with dense tannins. It's powered by ripe, mature black fruits as well as acids that cut through the dry texture. This needs several years of aging.
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.