Very modern, wood-aged wine, rich and smooth with a firm layer of tannins. Its wood aging has tended to remove any varietal characters, leaving an anonymous wine that is rich, fruity in plum and blackberry.
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.