A fine, smooth wine, packed with mineral character and power. It also has fine acicity, but that's hard to find under the richness of the fruit. A fresh citric character gives a fine lift to the 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.