Rich, opulent fruits give the wine an initially soft character. Slowly, the firm sub-structure comes into play, with firm tannins. The result is a dense, generous, smoky wine, ready to age.
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.