Dry in style, with a firm and tannic backbone. The wine also has acidity, giving it a stylish edge of dry, stalky fruit and raisins. The aftertaste is sweeter, softer.
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.