Almost black in color, this is a wine with a tarry feel, its tannins soft. It is dense, spicy and smoky, with prune and tangy wood flavors. A tight layer of acidity emerges at the end.
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.