The juiciest fruit gives soft tannins while heightening the acidity. There is a cool element, despite the surface richness of the wine, of jam with a twist of lemon. For drinking now.
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.