While the wine is round, full and rich, it also has a tense minerality that joins the acidity in cutting through the smoother structure. There is a clean, tight tang to the texture that offers a ripe aftertaste.
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.