As often in Alsace Pinot Noir, the wine has too much wood for its fruit. What fruitiness it has—bitter cherries and red berries—is smothered by high toast giving a dry, edgy aftertaste.
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.