Fruity wine that's also given a firm structure by the ripe tannins. It is a textured wine, just starting out on life, with the fruit and acidity dominant. There is a mineral edge, giving a more racy feel, and bringing out the aging potential of 2–3 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.