An earthy wine, solid with its tannins and very firm to taste. The texture is dense, solid and powerful, bringing out blackberry and plum fruits to great effect. It's ripe, full-bodied and needing to age for 3–4 years.
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.