Relying on ripe fruit rather than a lot of wood aging, this is stylish and full of red fruit, with soft, dusty tannins and fragrant acids. It has some weight and concentration, but the ripe fruitiness is the dominant characteristic.
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.