A wine that exhibits big tannins, a firm, solid, dense structure, very tight and tough in its youth. Made from old vines, this is a wine with a long future, the fruit solid, concentrated, black. There is a final juicy, tarry character from ripe fruit.
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.