A wine that is dominated by big, dense tannins. The black currant fruits come through with a stalky character. As it opens in the mouth, the wine shows some richness, along with its tannins, a hint of wood giving a smooth, elegant edge to the finish. It does need aging—four to five years.
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.