A ripe, big solid wine, almost chunky in character, smooth and velvet in texture, without much in the way of tannins. Its attractive chocolate flavors give it ripeness and make it ready to drink.
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.