An almost black wine, its soft and velvet tannins polished by wood. The structure is powerful, with plum skins, red berries and spice. There is a firm, dry core from the Cabernet that brings out a more austere side. Age for 2–3 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.