An attractively balanced wine, with just a stalky layer, black currant jelly, some herbs as well as spice. The acidity shows through right at the end to give a lift to the firm tannins.
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.