This has a firm tannic structure that's allied to a smoky character. The dry core is bold and offers a counterpoint to the ripe red- and black-plum fruit. For aging over 4–5 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.