Strong sweet raisin flavors give fruitiness. It is bright, with a streak of acidity that brings out red fruits as well as soft tannins. The aftertaste has a burnt quality, with intense acidity right 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.