A hugely tannic wine, still of course very young. Its black cherry and dark plum fruits are augmented by wood tannins and concentrated spice. This is Blaufränkisch at its most dense with layered acidity and juicy fruit. Age for 4–5 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.