A firm, solidly tannic wine that is balanced easily between tight fruit tannins, elegant plum fruits and taut acidity. The aftertaste is smoky from the wood, but with the fruit always present.
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.