There is some weight here as well as texture. The wine has a sweet edge to it, giving richness reminiscent of fruity Jello lying on top of the acidity. The finish, with light tannins, reaffirms the weight.
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.