A soft wine, its flavors initially out of focus. It develops slowly, showing rich flavors from the wood, the structure smothered in a soft cushion. It is perhaps too ample for its own good.
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.