An intensely perfumed wine, tight with tannins and red stone fruits. There is some hardness initially, then the wine opens out to give juicy, ripe red plums, dry tannins, spice and sweet acidity. The finish is full and dry. Age for several 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.