An intense, fruity wine, with concentrated steely, stony flavors. Initially austere, it opens into fine, ripe aromas. But it remains on the dry, crisp side, a definite food wine. Needs 2–3 years of aging.
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.