Bright purple-colored wine, with huge aromas of new wood and a smooth, ripe, polished palate. Chocolate and fine acidity give flavor and structure to the wine. A very modern style of wine, which seems to have left the taste of Rhône Syrah a long way away.
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.