Named after the Roman emperor who allowed vines to be planted in Cahors, this richly perfumed wine has huge tannins that are still controlled by the equally powerful black fruits and acidity. Wood aging is still prominent along with the dry structure. Drink from 2018.
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.