Black and dense, with rich tannins, offering blackberry jelly, black plums and intense concentration. Initially, all this seems too much, but with its layer of fresh, juicy fruit the wine comes through well.
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.