A soft, rich wine, with some fresh fruit, but also a sweet strawberry jelly consistency. The wine has a tight edge of dryness, with dried fruits and spice. Mostly, it is big, brash and fruity.
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.