An ample, smooth wine, its velvet texture given a firmer edge by the dark, heavy tannins that roll through. This has concentration, black figs and dark berry fruits along with ripe acidity. The texture is contained in a firm, dense structure. A wine worth aging, for at least 4–5 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.