A finely structured wine that brings forward its firm tannins, but also keeps black berry and red plum fruit flavors. It has an edge of leanness, minerality perhaps, its tannins emphasizing dryness. The balance between the structure and the fruit produces a good value wine that is on a knife edge of exciting tension.
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.