A rich, smoky wine, with some tannins from toast as well as fruit. The sweet red fruits are just ready to push forward to take over from the oak to give a powerful, ageworthy wine.
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.