Smoky aromas and berry fruit tannins are the initial features of this firm wine. Then a serious layer of dry tannins kicks in, placing the wine firmly in the food pairing category. It is structured, dark-hued, with fresh berry fruits and acidity showing on the finish.
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.