Pitch black wine, densely concentrated, powerful, its wood aging giving shape to the huge fruit and tannins. Ripe black fruits add a juicy character, with a jammy richness complemented by exotic spices. The wine needs five years' cellaring.
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.