Earthbound Syrah, with plenty of acidity to go with the berry fruits. It pushes its freshness as much as its weighty black flavors, with a warm ripe feel to it.
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.