This spicy, smoky wine reveals dark plum and dried raisin flavors along with a core of tannin, which comes both from the fruit and wood. It moves towards leanness, certainly on second sip, but it keeps a fresh, perfumed character right through.
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.