A ripe wine, touched with caramel, plenty of spice and acidity as well as a tight, tannic edge. The start is sweet, but the wine soon veers drier, leaving acidity as well as the firmest tannins.
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.