A wine that is hard right through, missing out on the fruit. It has a bitter extracted taste that brings out dark chocolate flavors. It's unlikely to soften much.
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.