Solid and powerful, this has its tannins wound around flavors of dark plum skin and blackberry. It's concentrated and chunky, with bitter chocolate and spice notes added to the mix. 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.