A big, bold, gutsy, dry wine, with firm tannins. There are black fruits under all this dryness, but there's also an almost-too-solid texture. Age for 5–10 years, or decant before drinking.
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.