A meaty, full-bodied style of wine, with concentrated, spicy flavors. It offers layers of tropical fruits, but the essence is pepper, bergamot and some tannins. Finishes pleasantly fresh. This could certainly improve with age.
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.