Darkly colored wine, with flavors as rich as the color. It has opulent new wood and black plum fruit flavors, the acidity offering a succulent aspect as well as dense tannins and ripe power. It does need aging, but could well develop quickly.
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.