The dusty tannins, dry as they are, seduce the palate, while the intense fruit flavors round out a wine that is filled with warm plum and licorice flavors, a touch of coffee beans and lively, vibrant, fresh 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.