Firmly tannic, this is dark and dense, with a rich black-fruit flavor and a solid structure. The fruit is developing, and as it does so, it is bringing out the weight of the wine, layering ripeness on top of the dry texture. Age for 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.