Solid, firm wine that brings its tannins to bear on the rich plum juice and black berry fruits. The tannins act as an important element here, giving concentration, tightening the fresh fruit, and underpinning the final bright acidity. Age for 4–5 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.