From a special lot of wine that showed, as the producers put it, “new flavors and characters,” this wine has been named Curriculum Vitae in recognition of its importance “in our winemaking lives.” Luckily, this hype is justified. It's initially austere, with dry black fruits and firm tannins. But it shows great long-term qualities. A powerful wine that, with its wood and rich, almost Porty fruit, promises to keep for many 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.