An initially severe wine, the tannins giving a dark edge. As it opens, it reveals juicy black currant and berry fruits, the tannin and the feel of wood adding support to the extreme juiciness. The wine could 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.