You want concentration? Then come to this wine. The tannins are immensely strong, dark, bone dry, supporting structured ripe fruit, black figs and plums, with an emphasis on fruit skins. Only slowly, as the wine opens up, does the fruit really explode in the mouth, along with spice and sweet acidity.
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.