A wine that starts bright, and then reveals a more bitter, austere side. The tannins move forwards, hiding the cherry fruit flavors. That makes for a complex wine, the acidity offering a fresh respite.
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.